Last week, Pfizer announced that its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective for children ages 5 to 11. Currently, the youngest group eligible for vaccination are ages 12 to 17. Overall, minors have accounted for almost 18% of total cases in Mississippi to date.

View our data comparing the total COVID-19 cases by age group and their approval for vaccination.

View more COVID-19 in Mississippi demographic data here.


COVID-19 in Mississippi schools, 2021-22 school year

Vaccination progress by age group in Mississippi

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